Although the humanity of Jesus may be the least contested of all Christian doctrines today, it is hardly the least significant. While He was no mere man, the Christian faith depends as surely on His being ‘very man’ as it does on his being ‘very God’. The two ascriptions which to the skeptic are, respectively, trivial and incredible, interlock inextricably in the mystery of the incarnation. There could be no incarnation without a Jesus who was divine, but it is no less necessary that Jesus was human. The Word was made flesh.
—Nigel M. de S. Cameron, Complete in Christ, 12